The Amazing 13 Year Old Inventor Cracks Secret Of Trees To Collect Solar Power July 21, 2014 Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter What do trees know that we don’t? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect solar energy in the same way. The Secret of Trees | Albert Maysles from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. Inspire Amaze be inspired. do amazing.